Awards and Scholarships

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Student Scholarships

High School Scholarship Program

In keeping with our policy of providing quality education for young people, Georgia PTA goes one step further by assisting qualified students who wish to continue their education beyond high school. Georgia PTA Scholarships, the first of which was established in 1963, are funded solely through memberships, local unit PTA, Council contributions and other donations.

Georgia PTA Scholarships assist students who have successfully completed high school and who are interested in furthering their education in a college, university or post-secondary institution. The number of awards and amounts of each scholarship vary year-to-year depending on the donations.

This is a one-year, non-renewable grant.

ELIGIBILITY

A student is eligible to apply for a Georgia PTA Student Scholarship if:

  • A graduating senior of a Georgia high school with a PTA/PTSA (in good standing)
  • Student and/or parent/guardian is a current member of PTA/PTSA.
  • Will attend a college, university, or trade/vocational school during the upcoming school year.
  • Has exhibited good character.
  • Has a satisfactory scholastic record. Grade point 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Has NOT received a full scholarship(s) college, university, or trade/vocational school.
  • Is NOT related to a member of the Georgia PTA Board of Directors nor an appointed Specialist or Consultant.

Checklist: Completed and signed where needed by applicant and parent/guardian.

  • Two (2) letters of recommendations from an adult that is not a relative
  • Essay, answer these questions in at least two (2) paragraphs
    • What is your proposed field of study?
    • Why have you chosen this career field?
      Judge(s) will consider the following criteria in selecting winners: extra-curricular activities, honors and awards, references, essay, and following instructions.
  • Disbursement of Scholarship Funds Disclaimer-included in application form (Signed by parent/guardian)
  • Student Applicant and/or parent/guardian is a current PTA/PTSA member.
  • The number and amount of each scholarship is determined by donations.

Deadline: by 11:55pm Monday, May 31, 2021

Membership Awards

Local Unit Membership Awards

Please submit membership dues to the state PTA office by the designated deadlines along with the Dues Transmittal Form and the appropriate award forms (click on the button to access the award form).

Awarded to one local unit in each district.

Certificate awarded to all districts with a 2% increase (over last year total) by June 30. The district with the highest percentage increase will receive two (2) CLT registrations.

Certificate awarded to all councils with a 2% increase (over last year total) by June 30. The council with the highest percentage increase will receive two (2) CLT registrations.

Awarded to PTAs submitting dues for 400 or more members to Georgia PTA by the last business day in August.

Awarded to PTAs submitting dues for 300-399 members to Georgia PTA by the last business day in August.

Awarded to PTAs submitting dues for 200 members to Georgia PTA by the last business day in September.

Awarded to all PTAs submitting *Target Membership dues and Membership Awards Form to Georgia PTA by the last business day in September.

Awarded to all PTAs submitting *Target Membership dues and Membership Awards Form to Georgia PTA by the last business day in October.

Awarded to all PTAs submitting *Target Membership dues and Membership Awards Form to Georgia PTA by the last business day in November.

Awarded to all PTAs submitting *Target Membership dues and Membership Awards Form to Georgia PTA by the last business day in February.

Community Partnership Membership Certificate

Awarded to PTAs having 30 or more community members by the last business day in October (attach list of community members). Community partners include, but are not limited to, business partners, police/fire department members, school board members and senior citizens.

Click for the Award Application

 

Oak Tree Membership Certificate

Staff includes principal, administrative staff, clerical staff, custodians, social workers, counselors, cafeteria staff, etc.

 

*Target Membership is defined as one paid PTA members for student enrollment plus the number of certified teachers on staff as of the first full week of school.

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